Aiden

Meaning of the name Aiden. Listen and learn how to pronounce Aiden so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: A diminutive form of the name Aed meaning “”fire”” and would imply “”born of fire.”” It became a popular name in honour of St. Aidan of Iona (c. 630 AD) who founded a famous monastery on the island of Lindisfarne which he used as a base to evangalize the North of England. In art Aidan is usually represented as a stag, a reference to the legend that he saved a deer that was being hunted by making it invisible.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Aiden Aedan Aodhan

PRONUNCIATION: “aid + an” or “aid + on”

ENGLISH: Aiden

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Aiden and read along with the meaning)

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